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Squeakmaan wrote:
In reference to solar jobs as a possible new source of jobs, while I agree that would be great, there are rather significant segments of the local population who are vehemently opposed to all solar developments due to their enmity to anything that seems to compete with coal.

because the coal companies keep fueling (budumpbump) the faux outrage on faux news. It's not an accident that people feel that way, its a deliberate smear and misinformation campaign.

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Up to the DM. I'd give a lot more lattitude with a creature that can understand you. That's kind of steep for a feat though.

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Wrath wrote:


Which is true, but is also no different to the rest of the workforce

The rest of the workforce has 20 years of more relevant employment or a recent degree more applicable than miner and fewer back problems.

Have you ever tried sending out resumes when your CV looks nothing like the job you have to apply to? Prison time would be better for your employment prospects. (Seriously, my previous jobs were wolf belly rubber, bat catcher, chainsaw operator and human speed bump. Office jobs don't even look at my resume)

We are hitting a post worker economy. Watsons going to kick it into overdrive. We need to get a social safety net up and running before you have megacorps with terminator armies and no need of any other humans.

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The women were great for 4 books. Moraine was cool, competent and serene. Nynaeve tracked down a warder (twice), broke Egwene out of the most heavily guarded building in an invaded town, Won a magic battle by kicking a _______ in the ________. She had a temper from dealing with incompetent idiots but backed it by being competent enough to justify it.

...and then they just all broke down into random nakedness and braid pulling and naked braid pulling.

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Wrath wrote:
might need to get of their butts and reskill (or in some cases even get skilled)

Which takes money. Which you don't have because you just lost your job.

The workers comp retraining site says "see your local office". the local office says there's information on the website.

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BlackOuroboros wrote:


Getting mad at people for not putting aside very present, manifest problems (losing their house / not being able to feed their kids) in lieu of far-off, theoretical problems (global warming) is naive in the extreme.

What if i told you that there's enough money for both, but greedy corporations and not tree huggers are why people are going to lose the house?

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BlackOuroboros wrote:
CBDunkerson wrote:
Yeah, I wouldn't have been able to take that. I've grown increasingly infuriated that a large segment of the population have become so self-delusional that they are drowning themselves and taking the rest of us down with them.
Make sure you shake your fist at them and tell the rural impovrished to "check their privilege" while talking down to them. I've heard they love that.

Is there a polite way to tell people that they're factually wrong? Because there is no other way to have a conversation with someone about reality unless they enter into reality.

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Guy Humual wrote:
Strange then that Hillary Clinton's TV ads were almost entirely policy-free

Because people don't respond to rational policy considerations they respond to rhetoric?

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Big,

Eh... I'm just not convinced the Horn is as powerful as people think it is...

I mean why couldn't it summoned Thor? Or Superman?

Thor's busy

Spoiler:
being one of the three main characters. It can't summon someone that's alive
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Some people, myself among them, have near religious objections to pregens. (as in religions don't normally allow you to carry a flame thrower)

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Kahel Stormbender wrote:
Just seems like a bad idea to me. If the party's APL is 1-2, why the frell do you want to bring a level 5 or level 7 character into the adventure? Either pull out one of your low level characters, or grab a pregen.

1) the adventure is liberty's edge and you're a liberty's edge fantatic

2) the adventure is liberty's edge and you want to play your liberty's edge character
3) first or second character and you need to get them leveled up for next week
4) party composition: The adventure requires a face, your other characters named their axe diplomacy to meet the social requirements

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Nice thing about looking for a druid caster? They're more likely out in the boondocks.

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It was an absolute crime that the horn didn't bring bella back. So very much head cannon

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I think versions of the guide need a changelog for "we are changing this rule" vs " we are clarifying this rule" vs " this part taken out because the guide needs to stay shorter than a lord of the rings novel"

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The first four books could probably be done as seasons. after that you might be doing 2 books per season. Book 10 can be boiled down to a 5 minute montage of everyone looking at a giant light in the sky and going "Oh _______"

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LegitName wrote:
So PFS is just organized pathfinder with standardized rules and short adventures?

Yes. (though you can do some of the longer adventures, its a little harder to scheduel)

The standardization allows for a lot of plug and play with different characters: you can play the same character with different dms all over the world, at game days, conventions, online, online conventions. I love being able to go to conventions, and game with different people, but still play MY character and not something that the DM made on the way there.

For all the flack that PFS gets about banning ALL THE THINGS ARE BANNED! , its far more open than most actual human beings would ever allow in their campaign. It allows for a lot of different build options that might be disallowed in your home game.

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MMCJawa wrote:

P.S. I read the Salon piece after my last post. I find it incredibly ironic that the editorial chastens Sanders for deciding "who is a progressive democrat" while at the same time linking to other articles or also putting forward opinions that basically do the same thing. Which kind of perfectly enscapulates the identity crisis that the Democrats currently find themselves in.

Because "We're republicans we're just not crazy about it" isn't really a position you can honestly run on?

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Glorf Fei-Hung wrote:


Cantriped has the true RAW and RAI meaning of all the rules, trying to argue otherwise is absurd.

The second someone insists that there is one true raw is when they lose all credibility in their ability to read it.

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Say it with me...

GET OVER HERE!

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You need to have an ability before you can put favored class bonuses towards it: ie, a level 1 rogue can't even start working towards their talent till second level.

Likewise an elf that doesn't have hand of the apprentice can't work on something they don't have.

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James Apostolou wrote:
Added the other 3 stores. Java Gamer, Borderlands and FLGS. :D

Do you people sleep down there? that is an insane number of game places...

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Cantriped wrote:


You can be obtuse if you want,

You can insult other posters because you don't have an argument all you want. It's not going to change the fact that the attempt to read the rules for a mechanical advantage are on less than solid grounds and you should expect a DM to put the kybosh on them, for good reason.

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Graystone wrote:
hand' is short hand for main weapon and secondary weapon. We know that not all weapons take a physical hand, primary or otherwise. Much the same, a primary weapon could use more than one hand as it's referencing the primary/secondary weapon.

So the argument that its absolutely allowed in the rules is that the rules say that it's allowed because its absolutely allowed in the rules...

No.

It is a monk esque leap of logic to go from hand to "main hand like thing that may be one hand or two hands." You don't know that thats what it means, that's definitely not what it says.

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First level life oracle has a lifelink on janria. She drops, the lifelink kicks on, she wakes up. Starts singing.

"your possum style is terrible, grasshopper."

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Map

pfs of the netherlands

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Cantriped wrote:

never reference weapon handedness at all;

Look closlier

able: Two-Weapon Fighting Penalties Circumstances Primary Hand Off Hand
Normal penalties –6 –10
Off-hand weapon is light –4 –8
Two-Weapon Fighting feat –4 –4
Off-hand weapon is light and Two-Weapon Fighting feat –2 –2

hanD. Not hands. Your one, primary hand. A greatsword takes 2.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Big,

Well maybe but that's still seems a little...weird to me.

I'm not saying I'm against this all being a simulation. But it sure feels more...complete for one that's not been up and running for longer than two weeks maybe...

it is running an idea it got from the necronomicon though. Crossing into an alternate reality is a legit possibility.

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Mitch Mutrux wrote:
But when somebody dismisses a proposed build because something else can do it better, and their counterargument is basically, "yeah, but this does it better" then they make a case for trying to win Pathfinder.

No, they are pointing out that something else will do the same thing but better, mostly because people tend to have a better time when their character doesn't struggle to achieve their core functionality

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Thomas Seitz wrote:


That's a pretty short time to get that much detail into a simulation EVEN one with that much processing power.

its a hard light quantum computer. It makes watson look like einiac.

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Meatspace map

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broke the scenario with a shovel once.

Scenario has some cultists dumping something in the river from their temple. Instead of going into the temple, my 18 strength but still encumbered because they bought the entire players handbook druid started digging where he figured the pipe would be and waved to the temple people. So instead of having to go in, they all came out for a more even fight.

When we got the cultists, we left 2 alive. Fed the toxin to the first one and asked what the cure was. Forgot to dilute it first... whoops. After his face melted to a skull the second cultist was very talkative anyway.

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Just dip a level of unchained rogue 1, wizard x, and take the extra sneak attack feat. free weapon finesse and some other goodies.

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Play by posts is one way of role playing: via message boards.

Pathfinder society organized play is the all official and everything games.

Its possible to play by post in a home brew game (where you're all bunny rabbits or something)

Its possible to play pathfinder society play by post.

And many people play pathfinder society in meatspace/real life, or with virtual table tops in real time (accounting for lag)

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:)

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DeathlessOne wrote:


The rules only say that you do not gain the AC BONUS of the buckler if you use a weapon in the same hand. You would still gain any other effect that was not related to the shield AC.

Magic armor only lets you use the higher effective bonus if you have 2 armor producing items, such as bracers of mage armor and a suit of armor. Shields should work the same way.

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We ve used it a gew times for the dying. Usually forget about it for the dayjobs

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Saldiven wrote:
There are plenty of strong mind-affecting spells that are neither compulsion nor charm.

they aren't nearly numerous or more importantly, common enough to justify burning a feat rather than a trait.

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Mister Slanky wrote:

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Now - people regularly try to meet the RIP goals in order to get their characters more money (either by gaining more day job cash, or not needing to spend cash on death removal).

Dayjob cash is usually just a drop in the bucket

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Saldiven wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
BeastMasterFTW wrote:
Also irrepressible is the trait that was spoken of, and it's cha to will against charm and compulsion only.

as opposed to mind effecting spells

Mind effective spells that aren't charms and compulsions is.. what. Phantasmal killer?

There are actually a lot.

Color Spray, Hypnotic Pattern, Rainbow Pattern, Scintillating Pattern, Cause Fear, Fear, Doom, Psychic Crush, Scare, etc.

(There are several dozen, actually, but I just picked out a few good ones from the Illusion and Necromancy schools.)

fear and.. causing your party to have to smack you upside the head. VERY much worth it to save a feat.

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James Risner wrote:
Glorf Fei-Hung wrote:
"They didn't specifically name the Barbazu Beard, that FAQ applies ONLY to Spiked Armor" It may have a different name, but the same mechanics still apply.
I agree, that is a stance. We also have developer comments that there is not "general" concept of FAQ not applying to other similar situations. They obviously wouldn't apply to different situations. The trouble begins when people differ on what is similar or different.

well, there are multiple comments about faqs only applying to the thing the faq applies to, on the other hand they come so slowly and tend to be so narrow in scope that we have to interpolate in between the gaps.

on the one hand, nothing prevents armor spikes and a longsword

On the other hand, there is no mechanical option allowing it either. There's no two handed two weapon fighting option in the rules: what are the penalties when your main hand is a two hander? It's not listed.

Allowing it gets very silly very quickly. Every martial character would be piling on dwarven helmets barbazu beards armor spikes gauntlets boot blades...

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rolfstopm= cakewalk. Like what happens when a pair of level 9s run through a level 5 scenario.

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Damon Griffin wrote:
Daisy becoming Quake is a game changer, but HYDRA exists beyond the Triskelion. Sans gauntlets (either here or in the real world) she can't afford to do too much in a short period of time. But...that's never stopped her before. I think she might have a bit of a masochistic streak.

I don't think that anything that happens to you in the matri...framework short of death happens to you in the real world. She was using her powers for a year plus before she got damaged, so she should be able to go full bore without breaking anything she needs.

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SCPRedMage wrote:
Quintin Verassi wrote:

Umm.. If it has a weight listed, can't you buy a mithral version of.... pretty much anything?

Can you get mithral hide armor?

yes

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Jemma with a hydra history book

"its like facts, evidence, and history doesn't matter at all...

*falls over laughing*

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can you pay a friend in the US with paypal and then have them buy you the gift certificate?

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Thomas Hutchins wrote:
The main this is I'm pretty sure they don't want to re-institute choice on this.

Would that really be a bad thing? The problem was people trying to play up for treasure baths. That got a saneification/nerf with the out of subtier gold system.

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in 3.5 you could. In pathfinder you cannot, because there are different assumptions when reading the text. pathfinders more restrictive reading means that the designers were free to open up more non handed weapons without said weapons leading to a KILLER COMBO of dwarven helmet, barbazu beard, left hand weapon , right hand weapon, spiked armor, bladded boot bladed boot.

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Zhangar wrote:


In part because he IS one of the screaming idiots in a tinfoil hat.

would explain the hair...

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4) expeditious retreat. Because you don't need to outrun the monster, just the party that bathed in BBQ sauce and ran into it.

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James Risner wrote:

I thought the current rules (for several years now) are in place to combat two perceived issues:

  • A table always playing up for more gold.
  • A table always playing down for no risk.

If you make more rules to handle this you risk making them so complex most people will not follow them. As it is today many tables I've been at many tables as a player where I correct the math/logic/formula when the table picks the wrong tier based on player count/levels. Mostly due to confusion over season 0-3 and 4+.

Its kind of like cover and the charge rules. "Okay, if there's a hypotenues on the tangent to infinity under a full m..you know what lets eyeball it and go up."

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